Wintrobe, Maxwell M., M.D., Ph.D.

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Identifier 3-52HTWWMMaxWintrobePortrait
Title Wintrobe, Maxwell M., M.D., Ph.D.
Subject Portraits; Academic Medical Centers; Faculty, Medical; Physicians; Professional Role; Education, Medical; Schools, Medical; Medicine; Hematology; Universities; Utah; Department Chairs
Description Maxwell M. Wintrobe was Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr Wintrobe is called a Father of Modern Hematology. Dr Wintrobe was an original member of faculty of the four-year School of Medicine. In his honor, colleagues, and friends established The Maxwell M. Wintrobe, M.D., Ph.D., Presidential Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine. Dr Wintrobe was born in Austria in 1901. Dr Wintrobe received his B.A. (1921), M.D. (1926) and B.Sc. (1927) from the University of Manitoba. Dr Wintrobe earned his Ph.D. from Tulane University in 1929. Dr Wintrobe also received honorary degrees from the University of Manitoba in 1958, the University of Utah in 1967, the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1974 and the University of Athens in 1981. Dr Wintrobe completed his Internship at King George Hospital in Winnipeg in 1925 and his Residency at Winnepig General Hospital 1925-1926. Dr Wintrobe was a Bell Fellow at the University of Manitoba 1926-1927. Dr Wintrobe was Instructor in Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine from 1927-1930. From 1930-1935, Dr Wintrobe was Instructor in Medicine at the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and Associate Professor from 1935-1943. Dr Wintrobe came to the University as Professor of Internal Medicine in 1943. Dr Wintrobe was Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine from 1943-1968; Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Hereditary and Metabolic Disorders from 1945-1972; Director of the Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute from 1969-1974 and Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine from 1970-1986. Dr. Wintrobe was Physician-in-Chief at the Salt Lake County Hospital (1943-1965) and at the University Medical Center (1965-1967). Dr Wintrobe was Chief Consultant at the VA Hospital from 1946-1981. Dr. Wintrobe's research interests were primarily in the fields of hematology, clinical and experimental nutrition, leukemia and related neoplastic diseases. Dr Wintrobe was the editor of many scientific journals, author of more than 400 scientific articles, the author of the premier textbook on hematology, Clinical Hematology, first published in 1942 and a founding editor of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. The Maxwell M. Wintrobe Research and Education Building was completed and dedicated at the Medical Center in 1981. Dr Wintrobe died in 1986. A more comprehensive sketch of Dr Wintrobe's life and legacy can be accessed at PubMed Central: The portrait of Dr Wintrobe was painted by Alvin Gittins in 1961, and is located on the west wall on the main floor portrait gallery of the Eccles Health Sciences Library.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1961
Type Image
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Relation History of the Health Sciences Collection, University of Utah
Rights Management Copyright © 2015, University of Utah, All Rights Reserved
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Relation is Part of How the West Won Medicine: Chapter 3
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Date Created 2016-04-25
Date Modified 2020-01-29
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